Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson in Vancouver 2018 (with Bret Weinstein moderating) — Night One
A long discussion. But all really interesting .
There were a whole lot of good points discussed. One point, what i felt stood out, to me again, was in regard to question of slavery. The consideration that, even Jesus had obviously “never envisaged“ a time, among humanity, when we would live without slavery.
That’s a thought worth thinking about
Acknowledging that helps explain why he had talked all about “instruction” on how slaves should need to act toward their slave master, in detail. Also how slave masters, would be expected to treat their slaves, and so on
But then also had said “absolutely nothing” about times when slaves would cease to be in our society
I feel that should make us think about, the thought that if Jesus was in fact God, then we’d have reason to think perhaps he might have known what the future modern times would hold for slaves.
Been able to foreseen a future modern time without slaves?
At the end of the day, most problems, with religion, mainly will only arise from fundamentalist belief that the holy books, are in fact “word of God”
Should believer be able to get passed that idea. Then chances are that problems might then also become way less problematic too
Jesus had felt the “end times were near”. Not so un-similar to how some other believers, more recently ever since those time, also-have felt in similar way, as well too
Needless battle of around 2000 years of family squabbles, broken families and hurt and harm and so on. People burned at the stake for purity reason. Basically all boils down to human not being willing to accept ,the thought, that perhaps their own lives wont last forever
Meanwhile there has also been way less focus on conserving resources and environment and so on, for future generations, as well
Update , night two
Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson in Vancouver 2018 (with Bret Weinstein moderating) — Second Night